Dorothy Leona Joslin

April 13, 2017

Lowell, Michigan – Dorothy Leona Joslin, of Hart and Lowell, originally from Marion, passed away on her birthday, Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was 90.

Dorothy was born at home on April 6, 1927, in Marion, Michigan to Pierce and Blanche (Collins) Alberts. Dorothy was raised in Marion, attending and graduating from Marion High School. On August 30, 1947 she entered into marriage with Lyle Joslin, who preceded her in death.

Dorothy Leona Joslin

Dorothy Leona Joslin

Dorothy made her living as a homemaker, secretary and bookkeeper for the Marion Grain Elevator, 1945-1955.  Eventually, she went to work for Zuker Tire from 1958-1983 and Capital Harley Davidson in Lansing, as an office manager spanning from 1984-1996. Dorothy enjoyed her children and grandchildren, as well as fishing and tending to her gardens. She was a former member of the Jolly Workers in Marion from 1950-1955 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Pentwater from 1981-1983. More recently she had started putting together puzzles and playing cards with friends at the Senior center in Lowell.  Dorothy will be missed for her loving spirit and kind heart.

Dorothy is survived by her loving family; her son, Jerry (Sherry) Joslin of Custer; her daughters, Christine (Ty) Gemmell of Lowell, and Beverly Earls of Grand Rapids; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren with an anticipated great-great-grandchild to arrive in October; one sister, Iva Bekken, as well as many other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers, Fred and Donald Alberts, great-granddaughter, Courtney Kempf, and her parents.

A celebration of her life will be held in the activity center at Schneider Manor on Bowes Road in Lowell from 2 pm until 5 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2017, with a time of prayer to take place at 3 pm. Per her wishes cremation has taken place and her urn will be buried alongside her husband at the Middle Branch Township Cemetery in Marion at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.

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The family is being served by the Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home.

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